How to Register & Host
EASY HOW-TOs – In 4 Easy Steps
REGISTER for the Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place…
and HOST an Amazing Party
The Ele’s Place Ann Arbor Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place virtual experience – featuring the 146th Kentucky Derby LIVE – will be held on Saturday, September 5th from 6:00-7:30 pm (ET)!
Whether you’ll be “@ Your Place” OR you’ll be “@ Your Cottage,” “@ Up North,” “@ A Friend’s House,” the Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place virtual experience is a great opportunity to have fun with family, friends and neighbors (while social distancing, of course!) for this one-of-a-kind fundraising experience – AND – support Ele’s Place Ann Arbor’s compassionate, NO FEE, peer grief programs for children, teens and their families!
There is NO CHARGE to register for Virtual Access to the Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place!
STEP #1: REGISTER for VIRTUAL ACCESS to EVENT @ NO CHARGE
CLICK on the button above to begin the registration process. Enter the number of guests you will be hosting (remember to include yourself!) and a drop down window will appear. Then enter the first and last name of each your guests, as well as their email address and mobile phone number. Note: Guest email addresses and mobile phone numbers are being requested to provide mobile bidding text alerts and to email receipts for purchases during the virtual experience.
If you do not have all of your guests contact information, no worries. You will receive an email with a link to update your guest information and register them for Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place OR you may forward the link to your guests to have them update their contact information.
STEP #2: OPPORTUNITY to PURCHASE a “PARTY IN A BOX”
During online registration there is an opportunity to ADD to your Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place festivity experience with the purchase of a “Party in a Box” that includes southern-inspired hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
There are TWO “Party in a Box” Options to choose from:
LARGE “Party in a Box” serves up to 10 Guests – Cost: $500
SMALL “Party in a Box” serves up to 5 Guests – Cost: $250
“Party in a Box” Pick-Up >> Food will be ready for easy, drive-thru PICK-UP at Ele’s Place Ann Arbor, 5665 Hines Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 on Friday, September 4th – You choose your time: 3:00-4:00pm, 4:00-5:00pm or 5:00-6:00pm
A "Party in a Box" includes Heavy Hors d'oeuvres and Dessert as well as disposable eating utensils that include: appetizer plates, dessert plates, forks, knives, dessert forks and cocktail napkins; disposable serving utensils, reheating instructions and descriptive labels for all food. Hors d'oeuvre and Dessert menu includes: Classic Deviled Eggs (V)(GF), Breads & Spreads (V)(GF), Mini Crab Cakes, Mini French Onion Twice Baked Potatoes (V)(GF), Mint Julep Chicken Skewers (GF), Sweet Tea Meatballs (GF), Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders, Cheesy Grits Hot Pots (V)(GF), Mini Carrot Cakes (V) and Chocolate Bark (V)(GF).
STEP #3: GET READY to HOST YOUR Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place PARTY
Once you and your guests are registered online, it’s time to prepare for the virtual event AND make some plans to host a fun party!
Technology for the Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place Virtual Event:
Donating/Bidding – Mobile Phone: Instructions will be emailed to all registered guests on how to register on your mobile phone for a bid number in order to participate in the silent/live auctions and donation portions of event.
Watching Event – TV or Computer: Instructions will be emailed to all guests on how to login to the virtual experience, including the link to a “step-by-step instructional video” showing you how to set up your computer or TV in order to watch and enjoy the virtual event.
Visit the Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place website at www.elesplaceannarbor.org for links to all sorts of Kentucky Derby festivities and other fun ideas, including:
STEP #4: PURCHASE “MINT JULEP DRINK KITS”!
NEW on 8/19/2020! Mint Julep Drink Kits ON SALE now! Big Derby News!
Ann Arbor Distilling Company is selling Mint Julep Drink Kits to enjoy during the Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place virtual experience on Saturday, 9/5/2020 from 6:30-8:00pm (ET)! CLICK on the button below to PURCHASE Mint Julep Drink Kits.
Purchase Mint Julep Drink Kits
ADD to your Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place festivity experience with the online purchase of “Mint Julep Drink Kits” from Ann Arbor Distillery! Each drink kit includes the ingredients to make ten Mint Juleps and costs $75. Note: A portion of the proceeds from the sale of “Mint Julep Drink Kits” will be donated directly to Ele’s Place Ann Arbor.
Drink Kit Pick-Up >> Drink Kits will be ready for easy, drive-thru PICK-UP at Ele’s Place Ann Arbor, 5665 Hines Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 on Friday, September 4th between 3:00-6:00pm
Important Dates: Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place
Friday, August 28, 2020:
5:00pm: Deadline to ORDER your “Party in a Box”
5:00pm: “Party in a Box” orders are no longer refundable
Friday, September 4, 2020:
3:00-4:00pm, 4:00-5:00pm or 5:00-6:00pm (Choose your time when you order): “Party in a Box” PICK-UP – Easy, drive-thru, parking lot PICK-UP at Ele’s Place Ann Arbor, 5665 Hines Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
3:00-6:00pm: Mint Julep Drink Kit PICK-UP – Easy, drive-thru, parking lot PICK-UP at Ele’s Place Ann Arbor, 5665 Hines Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Saturday, September 5, 2020:
Get ready for the Derby fun!
5:45pm: Login to the event online
6:00 - 7:30pm: Enjoy the show!
All proceeds from this event benefit the grieving children, teens and families of Ele's Place Ann Arbor.
Ele’s Place is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
Questions? Please contact:
Stacey Bodner, Events Coordinator
(734) 929-6640, ext. 2211